Aaron K is an advocate for photographers to maintain copyright of their images. As executive director of AIPA he shared some important information regarding our rights and various resources we can access to ensure that we retain control over how and where our images used. Here is a link to the AIPA website.
Cecilia and I put together an invoice for a job we did photography food for MIT School of hospitality. Prior to the job, we did not get any formal agreement on paper, which Aaron say's should be the first port of call. This job was done before our meeting with Aaron K, so the invoice was just an indication of what we did and what the school had offered us.
I think that as a student having these precautionary measures outlined early on will ensure that you are not taken advantage of or that your work is not used in ways which may compromise your values or ethics.
In terms of my portfolio, i really liked Aaron K's portrait of Hollie Smith. I liked how he captured her. She is not looking at the camera, with her arms showing her tattoos. She looks really quite vulnerable, appearing quite thoughtful and relaxed.
Below is a photograph of my nephew. With this photo i captured my nephew i continued to use the same photographic techniques which i use for my portfolio. In this photo my nephew is reflecting on his grandfather. His tattoo is the name of his grandfather who had passed away some years ago. Similar to Aaron K's photo of Hollie Smith, i wanted to use my subjects the position of his arms and hands to lead the eye to the face. There are a lot of triangles in Aaron's photo which can been seen in her tattoos. These adds interest. I also wanted to draw some attention to my subjects tattoo as a part of who he identifies with.